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Old 03-11-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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GNOME Panel Properties and Interface


Hai!

Okay.. I have an oddity that I hope I can explain enough for others to understand.

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 to try out right? Well, I tried to expand the height of the bottom task bar to 35, and when I did, it had an graphical issue happen. Its almost as though the image isnt large enough so it starting repeating it to fill in the height. I think I can do screenshots so I can show below. Is there anyway to fix that?

The other question I have is, why is GNOME and KDE both using such larger buttons and drawing then Windows or even MacOS? Can they be made smaller? I can include screenshots for those if I need to.

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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This is because the style you're using uses a .png image to create the look of the panel. When you expand the panel beyond the .png image's size, it has to tile to fill in. Change to another style and see what happens.

I'm not sure what you mean by the sizes of the icons. If you mean they're too big on the panel, desktop, etc. They can be changed in style preferences, I think. I haven't used Gnome for quite some time, so I don't remember for sure.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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The other question I have is, why is GNOME and KDE both using such larger buttons and drawing then Windows or even MacOS? Can they be made smaller? I can include screenshots for those if I need to.
If you mean the toolbar icons, you can make them smaller by setting toolbar_icons_size to small-toolbar in the Configuration Editor's desktop/gnome/interface settings.
 
Old 03-16-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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This is because the style you're using uses a .png image to create the look of the panel. When you expand the panel beyond the .png image's size, it has to tile to fill in. Change to another style and see what happens.

I'm not sure what you mean by the sizes of the icons. If you mean they're too big on the panel, desktop, etc. They can be changed in style preferences, I think. I haven't used Gnome for quite some time, so I don't remember for sure.

Oh I see... do you happen to know where the .png image might be? Maybe I can just change it myself

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If you mean the toolbar icons, you can make them smaller by setting toolbar_icons_size to small-toolbar in the Configuration Editor's desktop/gnome/interface settings.
Hmm.. would that be in the /etc directory?
 
Old 03-16-2011, 10:56 PM   #5
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I'm sorry Raevyn... I'm not running Gnome these days, so I don't know for sure. You might find it somewhere in /usr/share/icons or maybe /usr/share/gnome-backgrounds.

Luck!
 
Old 03-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #6
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okay.. I will look around in there Thank you!
 
Old 03-16-2011, 11:45 PM   #7
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Try "/usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/apps/img" or "/usr/share/themes/Ambiance/metacity-1"
 
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Hmm.. would that be in the /etc directory?
I'm not entirely sure what you mean here. The Configuration Editor is just that. If it's not in your menu (could be switched off) you should be able to start it by pressing Alt+F2 and typing gconf-editor. Navigate to desktop/gnome/interface in the menu on the left and look for the setting toolbar_icons_size on the right.

The setting is actually stored in the file ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/interface/%gconf.xml if that's what you meant.
 
  


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